The Saunders Grove Missionary Baptist Church has been called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole man, compelling them to come to know Jesus as their personal Savior. Ministering to the needs of all God's children, will be accomplished through four pillars of the church: preaching, teaching, evangelism, and discipleship.
* The Vision is to build people through in-reach and outreach programs. Training men, women, boys, and girls to walk in the vocation in which they have been called.
"And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision and make it plain upon the tables that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry wait for it: because it will surely come, it will not tarry." - Habakkuk 2:2-3
* The Vision is to follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit as God directs our path.
* The Vision is to expand the Vision of the ministry through establishing of Mission Churches, Bible Institutes and Christian Schools.
* The Vision is to be commissioned to do His Will.
Bishop Landon B. Mason was born in Richmond, Virginia to Janice Butler and Clarance Mason. He has five sisters and one brother and is married to the former Maxine Twine of Tyner, North Carolina. Bishop Mason grew up in Surry County, Virginia where he attended and graduated from the Surry County Public School System.
As a youth, he was baptized and joined the First Baptist Church in Dendron, Virginia . He was very active in various ministries within the local church. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Army where he served in various parts of the country. While serving in the military, his first assignment was in Karlsruhe, Germany for a period of two years. After his tour was completed in Germany, he relocated to Columbus, Georgia where he was called into the Gospel Ministry.
After spending two years in Columbus, Georgia he relocated to Fairbanks, Alaska. While serving in the military for total of eight years, he has received various awards, citations, certificates and degrees. He has completed a diversity of courses to include a Management Development, Leadership Development, and Concern for Community and Family Development.
He is a graduate of Troy State University, Troy Alabama and Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va. Bishop Mason received his Doctorate of Ministry degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary on May 27, 2005.